Saturday Morning LitLinks

Poet, Guenter Grass, explains the where the pointy end of his controversial poem is sunk. (The Denver Post)

The Indies Choice Book Award nominees are sampled for your review. (GalleyCat)

Jane Austen: she’s not just just for the girls. (The Christian Science Monitor)

Nabakov and Shakespeare, both born in April, compared and contrasted over at (Bookslut)

Tomorrow your pancreas may be overtaxed by chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks. Today, test your literary sweet smarts. (The Guardian)

Author, Anne Tyler, has a chat with (The Chicago Sun Times)

Nancy Goldstone diagrams the inspiration for her book, THE MAID AND THE QUEEN. (Salon)

District 12, the home of Katniss Everdeen, is up for sale in North Carolina. (The Baltimore Sun)

Chloe Schama makes the case that maybe women do in fact like girly books, and why it’s okay. (The New Republic)

“On this day in 1977, the pulp-noir writer Jim Thompson died. Thompson was one of the most durable and prolific of the mid-century pulp writers, a specialist in dark motives, twisted deeds and crime novels which, says biographer Robert Polito, ‘lanced a boil on the American Dream.’ Although success came late and left early, Thompson kept at it and kept hopeful…” (Today In Literature)

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